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On-site services are currently available following New York State guidelines. Proper face coverings and social distancing are required.

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Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturdays and research by appointment 

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Welcome to the oneida county history center, preserving history and promoting the culture of the Mohawk Valley since 1876

Oneida County Experiences during covid-19


The History Center wants to preserve your story for future generations and is inviting the public to submit their COVID-19 stories. Click the image below for more information and to submit your story

Crosswords Puzzles


Test your knowledge of Oneida County History & culture with our local history crossword puzzles here!​​

Utica native donates book to support youth

Built By Bricks

​Oneida County History Center

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 Visit the History Center's e-Bookstore for a great selection of local history books and merchandise.  Our entire inventory is available to purchase online with curbside pickup available!  Shop now!

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Making History: The Underground Railroad, Abolition, and Women in Central New York 
with Mary Hayes Gordon
~Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:30 am~
More information and registration coming soon!


Virtual Lectures Anytime!
​Free virtual lectures are now available to view on the History Center YouTube channel! Click on the icon below to access.

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​​The Oneida County History Center is a private 501(c) (3) not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving  the history, heritage, and culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. We do not receive government funding. Your support allows the History Center to shine and keeps history alive!

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2020 Telethon Sponsors

Utica native Kevin Byrd has donated 30 copies of Our Stories, Our Voices: Black Men Speak Their Truth to the History Center.  He is one of 13 contributing authors who open up to share their trials and tribulations in this journey called life. The proceeds from books purchased through the History Center will be used to provide memberships to area youth and families focusing on students of color and low-income households.  Young Scholars and Utica/Oneida County Branch NAACP will help identify interested students.   Kevin hopes that this initiative will foster an interest in local history and pride in community. The book can be purchased through History Center e-Bookstore or on-site at 1608 Genesee Street.

Virtual Programs

Forever be linked to the City of Utica and your home with a personalized brick on the "Built By Bricks" tribute wall inside Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, home of the Utica Comets, Utica City FC, and Utica Pioneers! This special opportunity allows you to truly be a part of this historic landmark. Make your purchase using the link on the History Center website and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the History Center!


Purchase your brick here!

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